Lightning forces delay of Jamaica-US Gold Cup semifinal

July 4, 2019
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United States midfielder Weston Mckennie (8) celebrates with Reggie Cannon (14) after McKennie scored a goal against Jamaica during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal between the United States and Jamaica has resumed after a weather delay of 1 hour, 28 minutes.

A band of lightning in the area caused the delay with the U.S. leading 1-0 in the 16th minute.

Weston McKennie scored for the second straight game, on an assist from Jozy Altidore, to give the U.S. the lead in the ninth minute. McKennie had scored in the 1-0 quarterfinal victory over Curacao on Sunday.

The winner plays Mexico in Sunday’s final at Chicago.


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